projects lately

Been trying to knock out some leather projects lately, so that I can make that laptop bag for Stephen.  Finally I have everything finished up, so I can start on the bag any time.  If I have time I’ll draw the layout and make up a template today, but that might have to wait.

Thought I’d put up some pictures of the stuff I’ve just finished, though.  I’m trying to update my FB page too, but I don’t want to post too much there as it probably just gets annoying, so!

I finished this commissioned saddle bag for a coworker (FINALLY – took me forever), and when I sent him the pictures this morning to let him know it was all done, he called back and asked me what on earth I was doing working in an office when I could make leather bags like this!!  I was duly flattered.  If anyone wants to give me some space in their rent-free studio, let me know.  Wouldn’t that be fun?  To go to work in a studio every day?  Designing and making leather things?  Man.

saddle bag 1 saddle bag 2

So I’m going to buy new leather with the money I make off of these things, I think.

Also had someone request a custom Moleskine cover, and just sent this off yesterday.

tree cover 4 tree cover 5

Was pretty pleased with how this turned out.  I want to list one of these and add a customization option – so like charge an extra dollar amount to do custom pyrography.  Need to figure out how to list that.

ALSO I decided to cave and order some business cards.  I just ordered 50, which is the smallest quantity that you could order them in, but it’s something!  I’m excited about getting them (in probably 1-2 weeks…).

business card

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

2 thoughts on “projects lately”

  1. Wow! These are all seriously fantastic. I’m really impressed with the moleskin especially. The tree is just so intricate and beautiful. You can always work from my basement!


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